Plantago patagonica

Family (Traditional)Plantaginaceae
Species:Plantago patagonica Jacq.
Common NameWoolly Plantain
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Brown (incl. Maroon); Base Flower Color: Green; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Placentation Type: Axillary; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 1
C value
StatusNot Native; TN[SNR] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Plantago patagonica var. breviscapa Plantago patagonica var. breviscapa (Shinners) Shinners
Plantago patagonica var. gnaphalioides Plantago patagonica var. gnaphalioides (Nutt.) A. Gray
Plantago patagonica var. oblonga Plantago patagonica var. oblonga (Morris) Shinners
Plantago patagonica var. patagonica Plantago patagonica var. patagonica
Plantago patagonica var. spinulosa Plantago patagonica var. spinulosa (Dcne.) A. Gray
Plantago picta Plantago picta Morris
Plantago purshii Plantago purshii Roemer & J.A. Schultes
Plantago purshii var. breviscapa Plantago purshii var. breviscapa Shinners
Plantago purshii var. oblonga Plantago purshii var. oblonga (Morris) Shinners
Plantago purshii var. picta Plantago purshii var. picta Pilger
Plantago purshii var. spinulosa Plantago purshii var. spinulosa (Dcne.) Shinners
Plantago spinulosa Plantago spinulosa Dcne.
Plantago wyomingensis Plantago wyomingensis Gandog.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Campbell (KY), Elliott (KY), Fulton (KY), Davidson (TN), Shelby (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: BEREA, EKY, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1974 - 2013

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0201057 Shelby Tennessee
Plantago patagonica
BEREA018252 Campbell Kentucky
Plantago patagonica
N/A Fulton Kentucky 03 Jun 1974 Raymond Athey
Plantago purshii
TENN-V-0201056 Davidson Tennessee
Plantago patagonica
N/A Elliott Kentucky 01 Oct 2013 M. Greene
Plantago patagonica
TENN-V-0201474 Fulton Kentucky
Plantago purshii
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